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Old 07-27-2021, 09:30 PM   #21
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Thank you, I am doing just that. Agreed on plates being as issued, not customized.
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Old 07-28-2021, 09:38 AM   #22
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I can spot repainted plates at distance because of the unrealistic luster. The market seems to favor that kind of glam but can look comical on an old car. Really odd on a patinawagon. Good original plates for high demand models can bring high prices but after the expense of a restoration it seems justified. Step up or step back: Fred A
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Old 07-28-2021, 11:38 AM   #23
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Ah but Fred, keep in mind plates were issued every year back then so every year all cars, beater and new would have new plates. So probably not unreasonable to have a nice shiny new plate on you 10 year old jalopy. Of course they (the plates) wouldn't look like a show piece.
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Old 07-28-2021, 12:57 PM   #24
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Post your general location, there may be someone close. When you decide on someone look them up in the archives to find out what people think of them.

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Old 07-28-2021, 03:54 PM   #25
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Thank you Charlie, I have made a decision with all the help from the Barn folks.
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Old 07-28-2021, 10:33 PM   #26
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Ah but Fred, keep in mind plates were issued every year back then so every year all cars, beater and new would have new plates. So probably not unreasonable to have a nice shiny new plate on you 10 year old jalopy. Of course they (the plates) wouldn't look like a show piece.
Since the plates are to be YOM they and the car should look reasonably new.
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Old 07-29-2021, 10:44 AM   #27
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But Slopey, what ever happened to plates"being as issued, contradicted by "nice shiny new plate"? Plates as they never were before is what I referred to as "glam" being the market for over restored. I have new vintage Cal plates in the envelope and and are not shiney. Fantasy? Interesting. Good Luck: Fred A
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Old 07-31-2021, 06:52 AM   #28
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don't do this. . .
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Old 07-31-2021, 01:33 PM   #29
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don't do this. . .
When I need to fill holes I use solder.
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Old 07-31-2021, 03:48 PM   #30
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Tom- was that some kind of special VIP original issued plate from 1940 or a new one Shaun made for you? A 1940 plate that reads 1-940 thatís pretty unique if itís from back in that time. Also the topper whatís the story behind that? Thanks for sharing!
They were NH plates 4840 and I supplied other 40-41 plates with the numbers he needed to change to 1940 for my yom plate. My regular antique plate number is 1940.
THe topper is what you would need to get through the gate at the Navy yard to go to work.
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Old 07-31-2021, 11:43 PM   #31
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When I need to fill holes I use solder.
that guys moving the numbers around i think. . . .
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Old 08-01-2021, 01:26 AM   #32
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that guys moving the numbers around i think. . . .
That's gotta be real legal!
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Old 08-01-2021, 10:05 AM   #33
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Believe it or not it's not illegal. In fact, some states allow reproduction license plates. In New York, all the DMV requires is a picture of the license plates, in unrestored condition. If you fabricate a plate and it looks like an original and the DMV approves it you are good to go. I know of one person that fabricated a plate that New York would have never issued in 1932 and they approved it. At car shows everyone asks him, "how the heck did you get that plate number"?
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Old 08-01-2021, 10:59 AM   #34
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Fred A,

With respect, several of the plates on my cars are NOS, taken out of their original envelopes from the State of Michigan and they retain their original high gloss paint colors.
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Old 08-02-2021, 01:03 AM   #35
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Some more recent California plates also in the envelop have more of an eggshell finish. Even if the original intent was for gloss, original paint tends to oxidize in the field, becoming a satin finish. The wet look urethane screams restoration, which is supported by the unwitting customers. That is the market's demand. No "shiny new" for me please. Fred A

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